(Closed) What made you choose your wedding date?

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Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Fi wanted October wedding. figured the reception might be to cold for outdoors in the evening so we needed a hall. The hall in town is super cheap but you have to book at least a year in advance. by luck there was a cancellation on the 29th so we snagged it. Halloween is Fiance favorite holiday so i figure it’s meant to be.

Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We wanted to wait until 2012 to save up, and we both love sun and summer.  We went with 8/18/12, which is our puppy’s 2nd birthday (my Fiance got her for me as part of our engagement)!

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

One simple reason, we didn’t care what year just as long as it was on our anniversary of becoming girlfriend/boyfriend. It just so happened that a year and a half after getting engaged August 13th just so happens to fall on a Saturday!! This is why we figiured out date out within 24 hours of getting engaged. What are the chances, eh? Not only that but it’s out 5 year mark of being together ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Easter weekend: 6 years since our first real “date”, long weekend off work for both of us, after my exams but before moving in together, and, bluebonnet time in Texas!

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It was the day we got engaged exatcly one year later. It worked out perfect because it was on a Saturday and it is Labor Day weekend! We love our date because it means something to us.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We originally chose 9-10-11 simply because I like the date.  After going to book the venue we were strongly advised against it… since we are having a beach wedding in Florida and that would be prime hurricane season.  Well needless to say I was bummed because I really liked the date.  Well my email address (and screen name) has been destiny1120 for YEARS.  So my mom made a comment saying “wouldn’t it be your destiny to be married on 11-20??”  I still wasn’t sold on the idea because I still liked the way 9-10-11 had a nice ring to it.   Later that night my fiance had a lightbulb moment and said “isn’t 11-20, 20-11 backwards?” LOL  So now 11-20-2011 it is!!! 

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We wanted June but cousin was getting married in June so we moved to July and the 17th seemed like a good day. It has to be on a Sunday because of Jewish stuff with Mr. Hedgie but our venue said we could have the grand staircase if we moved it to the 10th so we happily abliged. So, July 10th it is! We then found out that July 10th was my great grandmothers anniversary date as well. Pretty cool I thought!

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re getting married on Aug 26, 2012 because it would have been my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary. My grandfather passed away last easter from lung cancer, and my Fiance made a point to asked his permission to ask me to marry him before he passed. That meant a great deal to my grandparents and myself, especially knowing he wouldn’t be around to attend our wedding. My grandparents had the best relationship and marriage of anyone I have ever known, so I hope that some of that will rub off on us ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

would have loved to have a summer wedding but wanted to put time in between mine and my best friend’s wedding (sept. 2011). i thought november would be great, but the venue/ballroom i wanted was available on december 9. 

december is great because it’s our dating anniversary – plus our wedding will be a week before my birthday and a month after his! ๐Ÿ™‚

now i’m just praying that the weather is nice!

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

After considering the schedules of our friends and families (and convention schedules!), we picked what was available. (We “narrowed it down” to August-November and started comparing availability of the church and reception venue we wanted.)

Post # 56
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our date is September 3, 2011.Our main reasons – we were both born in September (17th & 19th), we love the month/fall.
We looked at all the weekends – 3, 10, 17, 24 and thought them through.
Originally we wanted Sept. 9 because the date would be 9/10/11, but the hall was booked.
We didn’t want the 17th cause it’s my b-day. And my best friend got married Sept. 25, 2010 so we didn’t want ours the day before and that left us with the 3rd.

It’s a long weekend, so of course some people complained, but we just said – if you can’t make it, you can’t make it we understand Laughing

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Lames:

I’m Catholic and we didn’t want a long engagement.  We had to wait 6 months which put us smack in the middle of Lent.  The next soonest date would be the Saturday after Easter so we snagged it. 

Then William and Kate went and picked the day before!  I thought it was cool at first, but now it’s on my nerves.

 

 

As for our decision…we wanted it July 16th(Marian feast), but our Priest was already booked. We were thinking end of April, but friends had chosen it for those very reasons & we didn’t want it too close to Easter.  So May was the next best (Marian month) and that was special to us, plus he’d have a 3 day weekend from his teaching job! Works out fine for me, 2 honeymoons ๐Ÿ™‚ Bonus; It was 2 wks shy of a year dating, I thought that was pretty neat!

As far as Kate & Will’s getting married… theres always going to be something! I got caught in a web with a friend because I befriended her ex’s fiance (She’s getting married a week after) We eventually became friends because he was friends with my fiance. . so it was just awkward for me not to be. Sheesh, you try to be nice and stuff just happens. I think I would definitely trade you! LOL

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we compromised on late may early june for the wedding because i hate the cold and Fiance hates heat, and we wanted to be married outside. we picked the actual date because the venue we wanted and the room we wanted happened to have a cancellation in the 2 days between us calling for a consult and our actual consult and it was the only free day that they had for that room all year basically except for the fall…so in the end, purely convenience! and as a bonus…long weekend!!!!

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We picked our wedding date because it was one of the only summer dates that were available for both our ceremony and reception venues.  

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We picked our date seemingly randomly, although it ended up having very significant meaning.

We knew we wanted something within the summer months, my mother works for a school system, but not in the month of July because of my birthday.  June felt too soon (we wanted longer than a year engagement and I was proposed to at the end of May), so we decided on August.

I fell in love with our venue, and the only weekend they had available was August 27th. 

Unfortunately that is the weekend after my mother’s school system goes back to school.

HOWEVER, we found out it was my maternal grandparent’s anniversary.  My grandmother passed away a few years ago, and it really means alot for me to keep this date as a special family date!

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